Barbara, here's a story you might appreciate:

There's a wonderful new site about the opera Tosca. It features an article called "Ten Things You Didn't Know About Tosca". One of the ten things, in fact the first one on the list, is a story about the first American production of the play La Tosca, with the actress Fanny Davenport. The American audiences were so upset by Tosca's suicide at the end, that the ending had to be changed: instead of having Tosca leap to her death, the firing squad shoots her.

This story reminds me so much of the firing squad incident in Prima Donna at Large! By the way, if you'd like to look at the article, here it is:

10 Things You Didn't Know about Tosca

Hope the link works!

[This message has been edited by Vicki (edited 01-12-2000).]